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3D Thursday: GLOBALFOUNDRIES adds TSV capability for 28nm and 20nm die to Fab 8 in Saratoga County, New York

Customers’ clamor for 3D IC assembly capability and die with TSVs (through-silicon vias) has apparently gotten loud enough to cause a change of game plan for GLOBALFOUNDRIES, which announced today that it is spending “tens of millions of dollars” to … Continue reading

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Mashup of the Titans: TI to buy National Semi

Good thing this wasn’t announced on April 1! The Wall Street Journal is reporting that TI intends to buy National Semiconductor for $6.5 billion, $25/share, essentially a 78% premium over today’s closing price for National’s stock. These two semiconductor firms … Continue reading

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